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The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    i thought 45 in new peter was equivalent to us12..
     
  2. FrankCowperwood

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    Noted that when reading through the thread and viewing some of your contributions. Depending on how the overall volume works out, I may be ok. I do wear 11.5 in some shoes when I need to. We'll see. The first try on these things is always a little dicey. I'd promise to mail them directly to you, Namor, and just invoice you for them if they are in fact too big for me, but they aren't shell. :)
     
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    I'm a us10 and went with a 43 on the P2 for an almost perfect fitt, so my guess is 45 will be a bit big for you. You should be a 44-44.5
     
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    On the P2, 11D is almost certainly 44. Im a 9D and ordered a loafer in 42 on that last. Its very comfortable with a little more room than snug...and I prefer it that way.
     
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    gyasih Senior member

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    Anyone wear the same size F and U Last?

    I can size down half in C&J on 348/337 last compared to other C&J. I wear a 44 in F and am looking at a pair of U Last in 44.

    Thanks
     
  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear 45 in P2 (snug on the instep but otherwise pretty slick) and I have wide feet, probably an 11.5 wide in most US sizes. 12W on Sperry Top-Siders, and 11EEE on the Alden Barrie last, IIRC.

    So yours might be a little too large.
     
  7. FrankCowperwood

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    Wish everyone had been around to offer advice a month ago :))), although Rezső's advice was that 44.5 in the P2 is a 10.5 regular fitting and he and I decided on 45 since my foot is a little wide. I am assuming these shoes (oiled green boxcalf Alt Wien on a double sole, by the way) will be on the large side at this point. The question remains by how much, and I'll find out when I lace them up. I'm not really worried about it. Looking forward to judging the fit and pretty excited to see a pair of Vass in real life, in fact.

    If the fit doesn't allow for some minor adjustments to make them wearable, I will look to sell rather than return them, despite the fact that it seems Vass will allow a return for sizing. I can't imagine the return shipping costs and trouble (considering what I've read here) will be worth it. Particularly after paying inbound shipping, wire transfer costs, and import duty as well. Some significant transaction costs for Vass...
     
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    That does not make sense from what I've read. One of us is going to be sad.
     
  10. Roguls

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    You sure he didn't mean 10.5 UK? This seems on point, as that'd be a 11.5 US in Vass speak.
     
  11. FrankCowperwood

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    I do wear 10.5UK wide in Carmina Forest as well as 11UK if no wide is available. 11 isn't ideal, but it works without adjustments. We'll see. Hope we are both pleased.
     
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    Last year one time Rezso told me high boots are not possible, second time he took an order on austeity shell boots and offered at least 3 colors. So my suggestion is - this depends from the amount of shell they got, try every month and you'll get your boots.
    I only don't understand why he doesn't simply tell clients to call leter.
     
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    Maybe because they don't like to do it and hope clients forget about it
     
  14. DJJD

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    Thanks sdolina !

    I've read that shell is harder to work with, but for standard shoes they manage it very well...
    I'll ask him later, with crossed fingers.
     
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    You can drive yourself nuts with the sizing discussion on here. I have wide feet but only measure as a US10.5 to 11 on the shoe fitting device. However, I almost always buy a US 11.5 in dress shoes for the width (US 11 for slip ons though as they typicallys stretch a bit more and can't otherwise be tightened with laces). I wear a 10.5 normal width in C&J with the 337 being almost perfect and the 348 being a little snugger but not uncomfortably so.

    I settled on a 45 for Vass on the F last. These fit fine. Captoe oxfords are a little snug, double monks are near perfect and bluchers are a little looser but very wearable.
     
  16. FrankCowperwood

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    Thanks. Trying to figure out sizing this way is a little maddening, though it really does help to be able to get feedback like this and the comments above from those who own shoes from a maker.

    I realize how hard it is to give anything more than general advice when I try to do so myself.

    Fortunately I didn't spend the rent money on these Alt Wiens and I don't need them for anything in particular (what would one need green shoes for?), so I can wait and see and post some photos when they arrive.

    :cheers:
     
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    what are you getting?
     
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    What color is this? Dark cognac?
     
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